Firefall dev shutting down beta in protest of SOPA

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has notified Shacknews that it will shut down its upcoming title's beta and website for 24 hours beginning January 18 in protest of the 'Stop Online Piracy Act' (SOPA).

Calling SOPA "misguided legislation," Red 5 Studios CEO Mark Kern said the proposed bill would hurt smaller game companies, "who will not have the legal resources or lobbying presence to protect themselves from unwarranted shutdown."

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Genghis2292d ago

meh, just gives them an excuse to work on it more...

i'm not going to clean my room today in protest of sopa

Unlimax2292d ago

LMAO .. But maybe they mean it who knows !

RedDead2292d ago

Websites should shut down for a day in protest. Including Facebook and all other forms of communication on the internet. Highly doubt it would ever happen but still. It'd be nice to show what it would be like without the internet anymore. They have no right to censor it. cu**s

thehitman2292d ago

Ya imagine if Google just shut down for 1 day imagine the mass panic and histeria that would happen. Media would go crazy stocks market dropping. Would be insane for the protest against SOPA. Would google ever do it hell no though lol.

MidnytRain2292d ago

What would be awesome would be that those websites redirected all they're traffic to info on SOPA.

SilentNegotiator2292d ago

This isn't really going to do anything, though. You'd need the big time devs/pubs protesting to make a real impact, but a lot of those guys SUPPORT the bill.